Gloucestershire: Latest News

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A great day out for the whole family, including the dog!

6th February 2024

  Batsford Arboretum is home to a unique collection of some of the world’s most beautiful and rare trees, shrubs and bamboos spread across 60 acres. Enjoy early colour from the snowdrops, followed by spring-flowering bulbs and spectacular Japanese flowering cherries; escape the heat...

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Newent School: Vibrant, innovative and supportive

6th February 2024

Educating children is both a responsibility and a privilege. Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre takes its responsibility very seriously. It wants its students to love school and yet be ready to leave, being well prepared for the future. It wants them to have achieved the best possible examination...

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Get up close to Cattle Country’s newest arrivals!

6th February 2024

As February half term approaches, so does the promise of springtime at Cattle Country Farm Park. Lambing season is well underway, and the farm’s ewes have taken up residence in the Animal Barn, where visitors are invited to meet the newest woolly arrivals and if they’re lucky – witness...

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The King's School Gloucester: where happy children thrive

6th February 2024

For parents looking for a forward-thinking inspirational education for their child, a visit to The King’s School in Gloucester on Fri 1 Mar is a great opportunity to visit its Little King’s nursery, Junior and Senior Schools and Sixth Form on a typical school day to see its teaching and learning...

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The Secret to 11+ Success

6th February 2024

Are you considering grammar school for your Year 5 child? If so, and you're worrying what to do next, consider the options available before the 11+ test in September Whether or not you have a tutor or are teaching your child yourself, there is no substitute for an on location 11+ mock test. They...

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An engaging and inspiring environment

6th February 2024

Bredon School is an independent boarding and day school offering dyslexia specialist teaching for children aged 8 to 18 years old. It provides a welcoming and inclusive environment where self-belief and confidence is nurtured to encourage success. English and Maths are taught daily in average class...

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Inspiring Everyman!

6th February 2024

There are some awfully big family shows coming to Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre this season – and they don’t come more awesome than the stage musical based on hit film ‘Shrek’ and David Walliams’ adventure ‘Awful Auntie’. ‘Shrek: The Musical’...

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Discover, Create, Learn, Celebrate!

6th February 2024

Between the 7th July and 3rd August 2024, Marlborough College Summer School, now in its’ 50th year, is bringing you what promises to be our most exciting event yet, with a vast array of courses & activities for all ages and interests. With adult courses ranging from ‘Landscape Archaeology’...

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It’s all at the Forest of Dean Fringe this March!

6th February 2024

Wyldwood Arts hosts a free and low-cost arts festival in the Forest of Dean throughout March, featuring local and national artists and performers across the area. Highlights of the Forest of Dean Fringe, 1 to 30 March, include a Spring Equinox Celebration on Sat 23 Mar in Coleford and the theatre piece,...

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It’s CountryTastic!

6th February 2024

CountryTastic (Thu 28 Mar), a sell-out children’s event held each Easter at Three Counties Showground, promises a fun-filled day of indoor and outdoor activities where kids can learn all about farming and the countryside through exploratory play, meet hundreds of farmyard animals, enjoy exciting...

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Discover what the Crypt can do for your child

6th February 2024

The Crypt School in Gloucester holds open days on Wed 20 Mar and Wed 26 Jun so parents and their children can discover this school's "impressive academic, pastoral and extra-curricular offerings". Introductory talks by the head are at 9.30am and 11.30am, followed by a tour of the school...

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The snowdrops are coming to Painswick!

6th February 2024

It’s a wonderful time of year to get out to Painswick Rococo Garden, as the beautiful snowdrops emerge at the first sign of spring. Follow the news about this popular season and the latest snowdrop bloomings on the gardens’ Facebook or Instagram, or check their homepage. There’s also...

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Even more fun on offer this Easter at Atlas Camps!

2nd February 2024

The Easter holidays are set to be the best yet at Atlas Camps, Gloucestershire’s largest school holiday camp specialists, with more activities on offer than ever before. Championing a child-centred approach, Atlas Camps’ multi-activity camps give every child the freedom to choose how they’d...

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Join the Frozen circus!

30th November 2023

The Winter Wonderland: Frozen Circus & Dance Camp from Tue 2 Jan-Thu 4 Jan promises to be jam-packed day of circus and dance for children, with Cirque du Dance teaching aerial hoop and silks skills, or dance moves to songs from ‘Frozen’, plus winter-themed arts and crafts. It takes place...

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Get them cooking at Christmas!

30th November 2023

Cookstars Stroud and West Gloucester hosts children’s Christmas cooking workshops on Sat 9 Dec, Sat 16 and Fri 29 Dec. Children will make, bake and decorate their own Chocolate Yule Log. Arts and crafts will include their own snow globe and decorating a Christmas cracker. They will also be gifted...

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Children's wellbeing with Mel

30th November 2023

Children’s wellbeing coach Mel Cordall (pictured) offers sessions for children between 5 and 15 years old to support wellbeing and mental health. Her methods are approved by the ‘Relax Kids’ and ‘Cosmic Kids’ yoga coaching programmes. Children can take part at home or in...

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Open mornings at the Crypt

30th November 2023

Parents and their children are invited to discover the “impressive” academic, pastoral and extra-curricular offerings at the Crypt School, Gloucester, at their open mornings on Wed 20 Mar 2024 and Wed 26 Jun 2024. Introductory talks by the headmaster are at 9.30am and 11.30am, followed by...

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There's a party down the rabbit hole!

30th November 2023

Make your child’s party more memorable with a visit from their favourite fictional character, provided by Down the Rabbit Hole Entertainment. The cast of characters includes singing princesses, superheroes, mascots and all sorts of animated movie favourites. They also have bouncy castles, bobble...

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Pets are not for Christmas but GAWA vouchers are

30th November 2023

Cheltenham Animal Shelter hosts regular animal days for children, teaching them about pet care and life at the shelter. Run by Gloucestershire Animal Welfare Association, the days are a great way to encourage your child to understand what it means to own a pet. And, if you want to give them an unforgettable...

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Guilt-free fun for toddlers and parents!

30th November 2023

Rugrats and Half Pints in Cirencester offers a wide range of sensory and soft play activities under one roof. Founded by Caroline Bevan, this “unique” activity centre is designed to provide exciting and stimulating play for all age groups and, in the process, provide a supportive and guilt...

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Get your little monkeys active!

29th November 2023

Go Bananas is an all-weather indoor play centre offering Stroud and Gloucestershire a fun alternative to get children involved in physical exercise. It has something for the whole family from little monkeys to fully-grown orangutans. The centre hosts popular two-hour visits, as well as parties and...

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Discover enchantment in Painswick

29th November 2023

Make memories this Christmas as you meet willow-sculptured dancing fairies, mischievous boggarts, magical unicorns and friendly dragons, all elegantly illuminated against the background of the beautiful Painswick Rococo Garden. The garden is a hidden gem in the Cotswolds. Designed in the 18th century...

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Help find the elves!

29th November 2023

Meet Santa and find the missing elves at Batsford Arboretum this Christmas Santa is returning to his magical grotto at Batsford. Meet him over the first three weekends of December, when 30-minute slots are available to book via the arboretum’s website. Children visit Santa in small groups of...

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Get camping for New Year!

29th November 2023

Gloucestershire children’s camp provider Camp 4-2-11 hosts New Year celebration camps this January at Balcarras Senior School, Cheltenham, and Dinglewell Junior School, Gloucester. The company accepts children from age 3 and runs camps in two age groups, 3 to 6 (Camp 1) and 6 to 14 (Camp 2), from...

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11+ preparation made simple!

29th November 2023

Are you thinking about entering your child for the 11+ test and don't know where to start? Don't worry, help is at hand! Cotswold Education has a range of courses and events to take the stress out of grammar school preparation. There is online group tuition, 11+ mock tests, short courses,...

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Dance, sing, be dramatic … and find your child’s creative courage for life

29th November 2023

Every step, every word, and every note is an adventure! Join the Stagecoach family, where dreams take flight, friendships bloom, and every child is the hero of their own story! Embark on an exhilarating journey with Stagecoach Performing Arts, where the spotlight shines on fun, creativity and boundless...

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A Cheltenham Christmas

29th November 2023

Get ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with The Cheltenham Trust's Christmas family programme. The magical line-up of events and activities launches on Sat 25 Nov with the Christmas lights switch-on festivities at Pittville Pump Room, including performances by ‘Frozen’...

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Wilderness discovery

29th November 2023

A school trip to the Wilderness Centre is an experience that stays with your child for a lifetime. Set in 30 acres of grounds in the Forest of Dean, with spectacular views over the River Severn, the Cotswolds and the Malverns, the centre has everything a class needs to develop team-building and friendships. Activities...

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Bushcraft adventure escape

29th November 2023

Fat Squirrel Outdoor opens at Notgrove near Cheltenham in March 2024 offering activities perfect for families and groups of friends. Escape to the woods for a bushcraft day including axe throwing, fire lighting and campfire. It’s a great way to get outdoors and have fun together. All experiences...

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Twixmas climbing thrills

29th November 2023

Set on the edge of the Cotswolds between Cheltenham and Gloucester, 270 Climbing Park is home to one of Europe’s tallest and the UK’s most challenging ropes courses! The park offers High Ropes for adrenaline seeking families and older children across five different levels and Low Ropes,...

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The hit shows keep coming!

28th November 2023

I bet you didn’t know Tweedy is taking the starring role in ‘Mother Goose’, the blockbuster panto at The Everyman, Cheltenham, from Fri 24 Nov to Sun 7 Jan? “Oh, yes we did!” Ok, so let’s move on to the other great family shows coming up at the theatre. Alternative...

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Best beast in the West!

28th November 2023

Welcome to the ultimate timeless tale of enchantment and love, where magic meets merriment in the heart of a traditional family pantomime, ‘Beauty and the Beast’! Join The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury this Christmas for a journey to a world where the ordinary becomes extraordinary. As the...

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The Winter edition of Primary Times Gloucestershire is being delivered now!

18th November 2023

The latest edition of Gloucestershire Primary Times, which covers the winter holiday period, is being delivered to schools and families now, slightly earlier than usual, so families can discover all the seasonal light trails and Santa visits taking place in the weeks before Christmas. It's...

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A magical Christmas treat for families

13th October 2023

The Mozart Symphony Orchestra returns to Cheltenham perform The Gruffalo and The Snowman on Sat 23 Dec. Now a regular highlight of Christmas in Cheltenham, the Mozart Symphony Orchestra (MSO) returns to Cheltenham Town Hall, bringing their famous Christmas show from London for one day only. The...

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The Great Scarecrow Hunt in Painswick!

13th October 2023

28 October – 5 November, daily, 10-4pm Get along to Painswick Rococo Garden this half term and join in some scarecrow spotting fun! Local organisations and groups, as well as the Rococo Garden team, have been busy creating fantastic scarecrow characters to hang out in the garden –...

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Register to vote and have your say

13th October 2023

Cheltenham Borough Council is urging people aged 18 and over to registering to vote. It only takes five minutes, says the council, and if you’ve not yet registered or you’ve recently moved address, you can do it online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. To vote in person voters need to bring...

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Step into the Magic of Christmas On The Farm!

13th October 2023

Create lasting memories at Cotswold Farm Park's ever-popular festive events. Revel in the joy of personalized one-to-one visits with Father Christmas, with delightful activities like teddy bear building and gingerbread decorating, as well as journeying along their whimsically wonderful nighttime...

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Taurus gets “Terror-ific”   

13th October 2023

Half-term wouldn't be complete without getting creative, so why not try Taurus Crafts' terror-rific family activities? The centre has a fun-filled week planned from Sat 28 Oct to Sun 5 Nov with activities such as jewellery-making, paint-your-own and more! This is an opportunity for children to...

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Calling All Eek!splorers!

13th October 2023

Uncover the secrets of wetland creatures as your little ones dive into an unforgettable journey this half term along the eek!week Trail at Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Go pond dipping and discover what creatures lurk amongst the shadows: could you find blood worms or leeches, water fleas or water spiders? Try...

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Get ready for Ghoul School!

13th October 2023

From Sunday 22 October to Wednesday  1 November, Berkeley Castle, famous for some of Gloucestershire's spookiest history, hosts an interactive audio “extravaganza” for young thrill seekers, who will encounter a spooky array of teachers offering “delights, frights...

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Animal experiences and creative fun this Halloween

13th October 2023

Gloucestershire Animal Welfare Association, which runs Cheltenham Animal Shelter, hosts animal experience days from Mon 30 Oct – Wed 1 Nov. Young people aged 5 to 16 can work with rescued animals during the school holidays. They learn about responsible pet owning and other related activities. Sessions...

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Get cooking this Halloween and Christmas!

13th October 2023

Gloucester and Stroud’s children’s cooking workshop organiser Cookstars is hosting a range of seasonal kitchen fun for kids over the autumn and winter. On Sat 28 Oct, it runs a Halloween Children’s Cooking Workshop at Leonard Stanley Village Hall (GL10 3NH), promising to teach kids...

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It's Rugrats' Halloween Disco!

13th October 2023

On Tue 31 Oct there’s lots of spooktacular fun for children at this popular soft play and sensory activities centre, with gory games, spooky halloween menu, devilish disco, terrifying tattoos, arts & crafts, a treat bag for each child and much more. 4-6pm. £19.50 per child, £2.50...

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Santa’s back but elves go missing at Batsford

13th October 2023

Batsford Arboretum in Moreton-in-Marsh hosts not one but two fabulous events this Christmas. From 1 December to 7 January, it hosts The Big Batsford Elf Hunt where children need to find Santa’s naughty elves, who’ve gone missing, to win a prize. Then, over the weekends of 2 & 3 Decembr,...

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Look out for Primary Times in your child's bookbag this October

12th October 2023

Gloucestershire Primary Times October Half Term edition is being delivered to primary schools throughout the county now. Look out for it in your child's bookbag in the next ten days to discover heaps of Halloween and Bonfire Night ideas, plus news of a new climbing park in Gloucestershire, Cheltenham's...

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Guess who's landing at Cotswold Airport!

6th October 2023

After a successful 'pilot' last year, The Flight Before Christmas is back for 2023, jam-packed with more magic than ever! When Father Christmas got into a pickle last Christmas with his sleigh, he enlisted the help of a jumbo jet, Negus 747, to deliver gifts to children all around the world!...

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Primary Times readers' half term discount for 270 Climbing

6th October 2023

Set on the edge of the Cotswolds between Cheltenham and Gloucester, 270 Climbing Park is home to one of Europe’s tallest and the UK’s newest, most exciting ropes course and activity tower. The high ropes offer inspiring challenges for older children and adults across different levels from...

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Could 2024 be the year you become a foster carer?

8th September 2023

Every September, as parents drop their little ones off at primary school – some for the first time – there occurs a natural watershed moment. It’s a time to reflect on your growing children, how you spend your days, and what the next few years might hold for you. Fostering might...

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A family school where children of all ages thrive

8th September 2023

A visit to The King’s School in Gloucester is a must for parents looking for a forward-thinking, pupil-centred education for their child. King’s is an award-winning independent day school with 750 pupils, girls and boys, aged 3 to 18. The inspiring Cathedral setting is unequalled, giving...

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11+ event offers free resources

8th September 2023

A range of free resources will be available to parents attending an 11+ information event this autumn, designed to help them enhance their children’s learning, whether they decide to enter them for 11+ exams or not. The free event, which takes place on Sat 7 Oct at Cleeve School, Cheltenham,...

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Understanding animals with GAWA

8th September 2023

Animal Experience Days run by Gloucestershire Animal Welfare Association (GAWA) are inclusive, unique opportunities for young people aged 5 to 16 to work alongside the rescue animals at Cheltenham Animal Shelter during the school holidays. Attendees learn about responsible pet ownership and other animal-related...

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The fairest panto of them all?

8th September 2023

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a fantastic festive treat for the whole family, produced by the same team that brought you last year’s record-breaking production of Cinderella. The story of the fairest maiden in the land, who upsets the wicked Queen while pursued by a fairy-tale Prince, escapes...

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It’s fun to train at the NCGTA

8th September 2023

The new term is starting in North Cotswolds Gymnastics and Trampolining Academy (NCGTA)’s brand new gymnasium at the Cotswold Club House, Bourton on the Water. New members are always welcome and term-time classes are: Gymfants 18 months to 4yrs (parent/carer stays) Pre-recreational 3 to...

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Cheltenham celebrates children’s literature

8th September 2023

Cheltenham’s famous literature festival returns this October with about 60 events alone aimed at families, including Jacqueline Wilson (pictured), David Walliams and Liz Pichon, not to mention the adult programme, which features the likes of Jojo Moyes, Elizabeth Day, Sadiq Khan, David Mitchell,...

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Learn bike riding skills at Fly Up

8th September 2023

Fly Up Bike Park's 100 acre setting on Crickley Hill just outside Gloucester claims to be the biggest privately owned mountain bike facility in England offering a variety of riding disciplines within one venue. During termtime it offers a weekend club (Saturday or Sunday) in five week blocks of lessons,...

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Well-being coaching for children

8th September 2023

Children’s well-being coach Mel Cordall (pictured) offers coaching for children between 5 and 15 years old, helping them with their mental health, as well as supporting primary care givers juggling work and family life. “It is so hard to see your child with a lack of confidence and self-esteem,”...

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Samurai self-confidence

7th September 2023

Increased confidence is something that martial artists of all ages enjoy. Practicing, improving and succeeding at a skill improves self-image and gives children confidence that they can succeed in other areas of their life. In fact, children who practice karate or similar martial art, often show improved...

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Boulderly go!

7th September 2023

Keep yourself busy this October Half Term! Bouldering is the perfect activity to have fun, keep fit, and keep your brain working during the school holidays. Boulders Cheltenham is a friendly and welcoming bouldering centre for kids and adults alike. No experience is necessary, and you can tackle...

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Join the Eggs-trava-gander!

7th September 2023

Tweedy is taking on his biggest challenge yet in this year’s Everyman panto ‘Mother Goose’, but the Cheltenham theatre has got plenty more surprises up its sleeves for the new season Cue the drum rolls, the fanfare and the excitement as The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, unveils its...

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Get your skates on for the return of the Cheltenham ice rink!

7th September 2023

Cheltenham's popular Christmas ice skating rink returns to Imperial Gardens from Friday 17 November 2023 – Monday 1 January 2024. The family friendly ice rink is under cover meaning that the weather won’t spoil your fun! There are lots of skate aids to hire for children and the rink...

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Schools are back and so is Gloucestershire Primary Times!

5th September 2023

As the new academic year gets underway, look out for the latest edition of Gloucestershire Primary Times in your child's bookbag when they get home from school. It's packed with what's on ideas, family theatre productions, a children's art competition and exciting puzzles for them to...

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Duggee, Santa and the thrill of the races

31st August 2023

Cheltenham Racecourse, the “home of jump racing”, is regarded as one of the finest racecourses in the world. It has seen some of the most epic showdowns in sporting history and is a must-visit racecourse for anyone who wants to experience something extraordinary. Sitting in the natural...

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Discover the school where bright minds flourish

17th July 2023

The Crypt School, Gloucester's only co-educational grammar school, holds an open morning on Wed 11 Oct, when parents and their children are invited to learn about its academic, pastoral and extra-curricular offerings. With timeslots at 9.30am and 11.30am each day, attendees meet current students...

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Welcome aboard Sudeley’s Animal Ark!

14th July 2023

Sudeley Castle near Winchcombe has launched a state-of-the-art attraction which aims to take visitors on an “animal odyssey” through habitats all over the world. The Animal Ark invites families to don augmented reality headsets to discover wildlife from the prehistoric era onwards, before...

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Code BOBBLE - Primary Times reader offer!

14th July 2023

Down The Rabbit Hole (DTHR) Entertainment & Events has now launched its new Bobble Braids parties (when kids can look as colourful as they like) and they are fantastically popular. For a limited time only,  the company is  offering a free character mascot with every Face Painting...

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Archery, Falconry and Zoolab - all at Berkeley Castle this summer

14th July 2023

Gloucestershire's historic Berkeley Castle has some fantastic entertainment lined up for families this summer. Look out for: SUN 30 JUL HENRY VIII IS LOOKING FOR A WIFE! Berkeley Castle, Berkeley GL13 9PJ, www.berkeley-castle.com Henry VIII has a big problem: he needs to find himself a new...

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Learn to Swim with Holly Derrick

14th July 2023

Holly Derrick Swim School has been established in the Gloucestershire area for 13 years, with lessons taking place at the Shrubberies School Stonehouse,  St Roses School Stroud and Dunkirk Mills Nailsworth.  The school takes babies, toddlers, preschoolers through to children working...

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Super Summer Holiday Camps with NCGTA

14th July 2023

North Cotswolds Gymnastics & Trampolining Academy is running its Super Summer Holiday Camps at its home, Cotswold Clubhouse, Bourton on the Water for children aged 4 to 12 this summer, promising Activity and Gymnastics Camps from Tuesday 25th July to Friday 1 September. Activity Camps now also include...

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It’s your child’s choice with Atlas, this summer

13th July 2023

Atlas Camps, Gloucestershire’s largest school holiday camp specialists, are all set to celebrate their 12th summer entertaining children across Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, with more camps than ever before. Now boasting 25 locations across the two counties, the award-winning multi-activity...

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Explore Batsford Arboretum

13th July 2023

Batsford is the perfect place to let off some steam and enjoy the great outdoors this summer! Follow the meandering paths and streams to explore the beautiful 60-acre tree garden and stunning views. You’ll find delicious breakfasts, lunches – including yummy options for children –...

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Get Bouldering!

13th July 2023

Keep yourself busy this Summer! Bouldering is the perfect activity to have fun, keep fit, and keep your brain working during the school holidays. Boulders Cheltenham is a friendly and welcoming bouldering centre for kids and adults alike. No experience is necessary, and you can tackle a wide variety...

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Camp 4-2-11 reader offer: 15% off with code PT15

13th July 2023

Camp 4-2-11 is a well-established holiday club for children aged 3 to 14 years, with an Ofsted outstanding rating. The camp  is fully inclusive, embracing diversity and accommodating children with a range of abilities. It offers a wide spectrum of activities, to create a fun and engaging environment...

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The wait is over: Introducing The Cowshed at Cattle Country Farm Park

13th July 2023

Packed with indoor play equipment for all ages, Cattle Country’s latest attraction The Cowshed opens this summer. Since the Toddler Play Barn was taken down earlier this year, visitors to Cattle Country have been captivated as the new building takes shape opposite Graze Café, right in the...

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It's playtime this holidays at The Everyman

13th July 2023

Cheltenham Everyman’s serving up a summer season full of family entertainment packed with your favourite characters and stories, from IgglePiggle and his friends in ‘The Night Garden Live’ (22 Jul) to everyone’s favourite bear Winnie the Pooh in a musical adaptation of the iconic...

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Explore Westonbirt Arboretum all year round!

13th July 2023

For just £42 per year, take up to four of your own kids or grandchildren to Westonbirt all year round with a single annual membership to Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum. Enjoy free family activities and new exciting trails in magnificent natural surroundings; discovering trees from around the globe. You’ll...

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Holmleigh Park just keeps getting better

13th July 2023

Holmleigh Park High School is now in its fourth year, and has been recognised as one of the most improved schools in the country. At GCSE, the school’s Progress 8 score has increased by over a full grade since 2019, making it the tenth most improved school in the country over the last three...

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A good summer for The Roses

13th July 2023

It’s a busy summer at The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury! Live entertainment includes the brilliant Milkshake! Live (pictured) on stage on Tue 22 Aug, followed a couple of weeks later by I Spy With My Little Eye on Fri 1 Sep. If you’re keen to spend some time outdoors with the family...

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Splash into summer at Slimbridge

13th July 2023

Ready for an “otterly” unforgettable experience over the summer holidays? WWT Slimbridge has got you covered…with its new pair of otters taking up residence. Watch for water voles as you glide through the reeds on the Canoe Safari or take a thrilling trip out onto the estuary by...

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Horrible History meets tremendous Tuckwell

12th July 2023

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! Horrible Histories returns to the Bacon Theatre (Sat 22 Jul) with their hit West End show – BARMY BRITAIN! Full of crazy new characters and rude new rulers from Britain’s barmy past… it’s history with...

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Blooming lovely festival!

12th July 2023

The countdown is on for the return of Cotswold Farm Park’s gorgeous colourful blooms at this year’s Flower Festival! Join the farm park this summer for an action-packed flower powered event and immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of colours and fragrance as visitors walk among the wildflowers,...

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Bobble Braids Parties: Primary Times reader offer!

12th July 2023

DTRH Entertainment & Events has now launched its new Bobble Braids parties (when kids can look as colourful as they like) and they are fantastically popular. For a limited time only, the company is offering a free character mascot with every Face Painting or Bobble Braids Party booked. To take...

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Acres of farming food and family fun

12th July 2023

For one day only, Moreton Show 2023 returns to the heart of the North Cotswolds on Sat 2 Sep. Established for over 70 years, and welcoming more than 20,000 visitors, the show is now one of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the country. The team brings together the best of the British countryside,...

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Welcome aboard Sudeley’s Animal Ark!

12th July 2023

Sudeley Castle near Winchcombe has launched a state-of-the-art attraction which aims to take visitors on an “animal odyssey” through habitats all over the world. The Animal Ark invites families to don augmented reality headsets to discover wildlife from the prehistoric era onwards, before...

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You’ll never run out of things to do at Taurus Crafts!

12th July 2023

The summer holidays are fast approaching and if you are looking for a creative activity with friends and family, why not visit Taurus Crafts, an eclectic visitor centre located near Lydney? At Taurus Crafts children have the chance to express their creative side with a tailor-made activities program...

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Ultimate fun

12th July 2023

Ultimate Activity Camps provide outstanding Ofsted regulated summer activity days, delivering a high level of care and welfare for 4 to 14 year olds during the school holidays. Located in Cheltenham, the camps are an excellent option for parents looking to provide their children with a fun, active and...

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Gloucestershire Primary Times is in schools this week!

10th July 2023

The Summer edition of Gloucestershire Primary Times magazine is being distributed to primary schools now.  It's packed with features and ideas for things to do in the holidays including a visit to the amazing new exhibition at the Museum of Gloucester, a feature on fabulous things...

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Gloucester feels the Force

10th July 2023

For Star Wars fans, young and old alike, the new exhibition at Museum of Gloucester this summer is a treasure trove of memorabilia and rare collectible items from the classic movie franchise. From a galaxy far, far away, an absolute must-see for fans of Star Wars and the silver screen has arrived...

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Cotswold Education's new 11+ Masterclasses

9th June 2023

Are there some 11+ topics that your child is struggling to get to grips with? Looking for a focused session to help them build confidence? The new 11+ Masterclasses from Cotswold Education may be just what you're looking for! The 11+ Masterclasses cover a range of 11+ topics from comprehension...

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​​​​​​​Summer sizzlers at the Everyman

9th June 2023

Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre has a Sizzling Summer of Fun lined up for families this year. The series of shows starts with a splash with the mind-boggling acrobatics and slapstick of Splash Test Dummies (18-19 Jul), followed by the enchanting puppets of ‘In The Night Garden Live’ (22...

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And now for the music!

9th June 2023

With Cheltenham Jazz and Science festivals behind us it's time to enjoy Cheltenham Music Festival Ignite your musical curiosity with pop-up performances and family-friendly shows at Cheltenham Music Festival (8-15 July). On Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 July, head to Cheltenham Town Centre and step into...

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Support conservation with a Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum membership!

25th May 2023

Join the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum and visit with up to four of your children or grandchildren all year-round, while supporting Westonbirt’s 10-year vision, connecting people with trees through conservation, education and participation at Westonbirt Arboretum. Join today Friends of Westonbirt...

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Be the change!

24th May 2023

It’s festival season in Cheltenham with plenty for families to discover in the worlds of science (Tue 6-Sun 11 June) and music (Sat 8-Sat 15 July)   Cheltenham Science Festival Whatever your interests, Cheltenham Science Festival (Tue 6-Sun 11 June) has something for every curious...

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Newent: a caring and supportive school

24th May 2023

Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre is a caring and supportive 11 to 18 mixed comprehensive serving Newent, surrounding villages and, thanks to excellent transport links, Gloucester City, the Forest of Dean and Herefordshire. The school operates dedicated bus services for students living in...

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Keep them active in the hols with Prostars!

24th May 2023

Prostars has been running sports-based holiday camps in the Forest of Dean and Gloucestershire for nearly 10 years and welcomes about 30 children to each of its 10 venues. Its team is made up of experienced teachers, most of whom deliver P.E. in primary schools during term-time. “Our camps are...

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Keep them creative in the hols with Camp 4-2-11

24th May 2023

“We want to provide parents with guilt free childcare,” says Kate Hall, founder of Camp 4-2-11, which runs holiday camps in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Stroud. “I’m a working parent of six and I realised how hard it is in the long holidays, so I wanted to offer a variety of activities...

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Help Snowdrop Bunny!

24th May 2023

Nestling in a hidden valley, Rococo Garden is a fantastic place for families to explore together. Whether navigating the maze, playing hide and seek in the nooks and crannies, or simply enjoying the rustic woodland play area, there's plenty for all. This half term, local author and illustrator...

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Discover Taurus creativity

24th May 2023

A half-term wouldn't be complete without getting creative, so why not try some of Taurus Crafts' terrific family activities? It will be a fun-filled week from Sat 27 May to Sun 4 Jun with activities such as jewellery-making, paint your own and much more! Children can express their creativity...

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Bacon? Yes. Bruno? No!

24th May 2023

Get your singing voices ready, but don't forget, “we don't talk about Bruno!” Join The Bacon Theatre on Tue 30 May as visitors sing along to the well-loved tunes from Disney favourite ‘Encanto’. On Thu 1 Jun, the theatre welcomes live music from Graffiti Classics and...

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Spring into life with WWT Slimbridge!

24th May 2023

Ready to make unforgettable memories with your kids this half term? Look no further than WWT Slimbridge! It has daily activities and events perfect for adventurers and nature lovers of all ages. Hand-feed ducks, swans, and geese in the sunshine and fresh, air and get up close to the fluffy chicks,...

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The ultimate family day out at Cotswold Farm Park!

24th May 2023

It’s time for budding little farmers to bounce into the Animal Barn and get hands on with bottle feeding the farm park’s adorable lambs and goat kids. Over half term, you won't want to miss the daily shearing demonstrations where you can witness the skilled shearers work their magic...

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May Half Term's Primary Times Glos is being delivered now

15th May 2023

The May Half Term edition of Gloucestershire Primary Times is being delivered to schools this week, so look out for it in your children's bookbags! It's packed with things for families to do over the holidays and beyond, including Cheltenham Science Festival and Cheltenham Music Festival,...

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Discover - Create – Learn – Celebrate!

12th May 2023

At Marlborough College Summer School, Sun 9 Jul to Sat 5 Aug Keep the whole family entertained this summer, with built-in childcare, too! Marlborough College Summer School offers over 400 courses suitable for all ages and interests during the day, plus eclectic evening entertainment. For primary-aged...

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Let's crown Spike king of the penguins!

14th April 2023

Vote from this Sunday to make Spike the most popular penguin in the world! While the forthcoming coronation of Gloucestershire resident King Charles will see the smooth transition of the crown, uncontested from one generation to the next, there is intense rivalry for the title in the penguin world....

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Go Boulders this Easter holidays!

6th April 2023

Keep yourself busy this half term! Bouldering is the perfect activity to have fun, keep fit, and keep your brain working during the school holidays. Boulders Cheltenham is a friendly and welcoming bouldering centre for kids and adults alike. No experience is necessary, and you can tackle a wide variety...

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It’s Twist, but not as we know her

6th April 2023

Spring brings an ‘Unexpected Twist’ to Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, with Michael Rosen’s inventive merger of ‘Oliver Twist’ and his own modern-day tale (18-22 Apr). The former children’s laureate introduces us to Shona, a new girl at school, who gets wrapped up in...

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On Course for Grammar School!

6th April 2023

Do you want to secure a Gloucestershire grammar school place for your child? To have the best chance of success it’s important to make sure your child is prepared on what to expect when they take the 11+ entrance test in September. To help gain experience of the 11+ question types, Cotswold...

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Kids go free with the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum membership!

6th April 2023

Join the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum for just £40 per year and visit with up to four of your children or grandchildren for free, all year-round! You’ll receive some fantastic membership benefits including partner discounts, discounted entry to seven partner gardens, behind the scenes...

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Duck Detectives Nature Trail at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

6th April 2023

Spring is the perfect time to discover incredible wetland wildlife at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire. From Sat 1 to Sun 16 April, join the famous wetland centre for a family day out of exploration and discovery that will put all of your senses to the test. Families can use their super sleuthing skills...

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All that family jazz!

6th April 2023

Cheltenham Jazz Festival offers something for everyone from Wed 26 Apr-Mon 1 May , so take the opportunity to wander around the Montpellier Gardens site for a great family day out. Dance to soulful New Orleans fun from Bostin Brass, or take a journey around the world of music with EmberLight. Make music...

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Dragons discovered in Painswick, says Dragon News!

3rd April 2023

As this extraordinary announcement reveals, dragons have been discovered at Painswick Rococo Gardens and children are needed to help find their eggs!

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Wakeman, willow and woofs among Gloucestershire’s crowning glories

31st March 2023

Tue 3 Apr is deadline to apply for coronation party road closures Gloucestershire is gearing up to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III in style this May with events at Cheltenham’s Pittville Pump Rooms, at Berkeley Castle and in Cirencester, plus numerous street parties and community...

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From Hop and Alice to Graffiti Classics, it's all at the Bacon Theatre

29th March 2023

What's on at the Bacon Theatre this spring: Dean Close School, Hatherley Rd, Cheltenham GL51 6EP, 01242 258002, bacontheatre.co.uk Tue 4 Apr Family Film: Hop (U) Movie with an Easter flavour, in which director Tim Hill (of 'SpongeBob' and 'Alvin and the Chipmunks'...

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It’s civil war at Berkeley Castle this Easter!

29th March 2023

Look out for these exciting family events at one of Gloucestershire’s most beautiful and historic attractions. SAT 8-MON 10 APR CIVIL WAR AT BERKELEY CASTLE Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, GL13 9PJ, www.berkeley-castle.com Living history returns to the castle for a second year. It’s...

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Enjoy an egg-cellent family day at Cattle Country!

29th March 2023

From Sat 1 April the Easter Bunny arrives at Cattle Country Farm Park in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, and with them comes a host of Easter fun! As well as the huge range of indoor and outdoor attractions, activities and farm animals, you can meet the Easter Bunny and the new arrivals in The Animal Barn:...

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Look out for the Easter edition of Primary Times!

21st March 2023

The latest edition of Primary Times Gloucestershire is being distributed to schools now and includes exciting news about events for families over the holidays and the King's coronation bank holiday. There's hundreds of events visit, places to explore and things to do including the Cheltenham...

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Enriching Education since 1541

5th March 2023

For parents looking for a forward-thinking, pupil-centred, inspirational education for their child, a visit to The King’s School in Gloucester is a must. Its open morning on Friday 10 March is a great opportunity to visit on a typical school day and see its teaching and learning in action. King’s...

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It's Twist but not as we know her

5th March 2023

Spring brings an ‘Unexpected Twist’ to Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, in the form of Michael Rosen’s inventive merger of ‘Oliver Twist’ with a modern-day tale (18-22 Apr). The former children’s laureate introduces us to Shona, a new girl at school, who’s reading...

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The alternative to 11+ tutoring!

5th March 2023

If you’re planning your 11+ test preparation for this year you’ve probably already considered mock tests and you may already have a tutor - or are considering one. This can be a great way for your child to have one-to-one support, but it’s not always easy to find a tutor and they can...

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Developing confident, caring young adults

24th February 2023

Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre is a caring and supportive 11 to 18 mixed comprehensive serving Newent, surrounding villages and, through excellent transport links, Gloucester City, the Forest of Dean and Herefordshire. The school operates dedicated bus services for students living in the...

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The Big Hideout at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

19th February 2023

Winter is the perfect time to discover incredible wetland wildlife at Slimbridge. Head to the hides from Saturday 11 to Sunday 26 February, borrow binoculars and telescopes and take a peek at bird life like never before. Warm up with a hot chocolate and create your own Bewick’s swan bill pattern...

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Snowdrops go Rococo

19th February 2023

Nestling in a hidden valley, Painswick's Rococo Garden is a fantastic place for families to explore together. Whether navigating the maze, playing hide and seek in the nooks and crannies, spotting quirky features with the free family trail or simply enjoying the rustic woodland play area, there's...

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Get up close to the new arrivals at Cattle Country!

17th February 2023

February half term is here, with the first welcome signs of springtime on the farm. The Animal Barn at Cattle Country Farm Park is home to a host of friendly farm animals and during February Half Term you can get up close to their babies too. Activities include ‘Lambing Live’ and ‘Bottle...

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Discover Gloucestershire soldiers’ stories

17th February 2023

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum has a week-long fun and educational programme of events lined up this February Half Term (Wednesday 22 to Sunday 26 February). Living History Week sees over 300 years of history come to life as visitors meet fierce Redcoat soldiers, World War I heroes and those who...

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Giving children a chance to grow

9th February 2023

Discover the richly rewarding experience of fostering, says Gloucestershire County Council   If you’ve ever considered whether fostering might be for you, now is the perfect time to reach out and make an enquiry. With unprecedented numbers of local children coming into care, Gloucestershire...

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Fostering Open Information Session TONIGHT

6th February 2023

Gloucestershire Council is running an online Open Information Session TONIGHT, Monday 6 February, 6.30pm for anyone considering becoming a foster parent. It's the perfect opportunity to talk to an experienced member of the council's staff and an existing foster carer, discuss their...

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Collect Zog's golden stars at Westonbirt!

3rd February 2023

Fans of the Zog books and film can now explore Westonbirt Arboretum and learn to care for the woodland with Zog’s brand-new family activity trail and app. Visitors download the ‘Zog: A Forest Adventure’ app before starting the trail, which features interactive markers that unlock...

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Wheely great views of Cheltenham return!

3rd February 2023

Families from across Gloucestershire can enjoy views across Cheltenham from the town centre this February as the Observation Wheel returns to Imperial Gardens.  The wheel last made an appearance in the gardens before the pandemic as part of a project by organiser Cheltenham Business Improvement...

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February Half Term's Primary Times is coming soon to Gloucestershire schools!

2nd February 2023

The February Half Term edition of Gloucestershire Primary Times is being delivered to primary schools throughout the county this week, before the start of the holiday. Look out for the magazine in your children’s bookbags in the next few days. Discover the rewards of fostering and giving...

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Have a fun Feb with Friday Froglets at Slimbridge

26th January 2023

Parents wanting to entertain their children and teach them about nature’s smallest beasts should look no further than WWT Slimbridge’s Friday Froglets club. Toddlers and other little ones can discover ‘minibeasts’ and ‘nature creatures’ as they build bug houses and...

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Book now for The Crypt's Open Event!

20th January 2023

Parents looking for the secondary school that’s the perfect fit for their children are invited by The Crypt School for an open morning on Wed 22 Mar between 9.30am and 11.30am. Visitors have the opportunity to explore the school’s facilities, meet current pupils, the staff and the headmaster...

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Discover A Forgotten Genius

20th January 2023

The Museum of Gloucester is inviting Gloucestershire primary schools and families to join a day celebrating the breakthroughs and inventions of the often-overlooked Gloucester-born scientist Sir Charles Wheatstone. Taking place on Mon 6 Feb, there are workshops for primary school groups throughout the...

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Tewkesbury stays open during "normal" flooding

13th January 2023

Tewkesbury is open for business according to the local council, despite the seemingly dramatic images of flooding in the Gloucestershire town widely publicised this week. Tewkesbury Borough Council has reassured local people and visitors that the current flood waters are part of normal winter flooding...

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The new Stagecoach term starts this January!

6th January 2023

Weekly classes in dance, singing and drama at Stagecoach Performing Arts build confidence and creates wonderful friendships.   Stagecoach Performing Arts offers fun, friendly and inclusive classes in singing, dancing and acting for children aged 4 to 18. The school believes in adaptable teaching...

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Samurai Confidence

5th January 2023

Making friends and bringing communities together through karate is the main focus of Samurai Martial Arts (SMA). This year the club celebrates 22 years of teaching karate to the communities of Gloucester, Cheltenham and surrounding areas. By combining Japanese etiquette and discipline with the British...

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A Twist of Tweedy, Shrek and Winnie

23rd December 2022

The Everyman Theatre is a beacon of family theatre this season with the uproarious pantomime, ‘Dick Whittington and his Cat Tweedy’ (running until Sun 8 Jan), supplemented by an enchanting version of Hans Christian Anderson’s ‘The Snow Queen’ (until Sat 31 Dec), followed...

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The show you’ve all ‘bean’ waiting for!

23rd December 2022

The seasonal fun doesn’t end at Christmas. Gloucestershire families can enjoy a gigantic feast of music and laughter with Forest Musical Society as they stage the classic pantomime, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ at two Gloucestershire venues all the way through to early February.  The...

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All change for the 11+

23rd December 2022

Gloucestershire grammar schools are using a new test format with immediate effect, electing to use 11+ tests produced by education assessor GL Assessment, instead of the previous CEM format test. The Free Parents’ Support Meeting on the evening of Tuesday 17th January is a great way to find...

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Jump in to 2023!

22nd December 2022

Get together with friends and family to celebrate the New Year with an exhilarating day of sport at “the Home of Jump Racing”, Cheltenham Racecourse. There’s free family fun entertainment on offer in the course’s Club and Tattersalls enclosures including Christmas unicorns, racehorse...

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Awards shortlist announced for Gloucestershire groups tackling child poverty

15th December 2022

Gloucestershire campaigners in the national No Child Left Behind scheme have announced the shortlist for their annual awards, presented to charities in the county working towards eradicating child poverty. The NCLB Awards ceremony takes place on Thursday 26 January at Cheltenham Town Hall and is supported...

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Lords-a-singing in Cirencester Park

15th December 2022

It’s not quite the 12 days of Christmas yet, but Father Christmas is joined by local luminaries Lord and Lady Apsley to open a day of festive fundraising for local charities in Cirencester Park next week on Thurs 22 Dec. Kicking off at 9.30am, the great man from the North Pole is joined by his...

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High School Leckhampton pupils to enjoy brand new facilities

9th December 2022

East Gloucestershire parents and carers have a new school to consider when choosing secondary education for their children as The High School Leckhampton, which opened in September 2021, unveiled its new building this month.  The building on Farm Lane promises to be carbon-neutral and includes six...

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Free fun for Gloucestershire children this Christmas

2nd December 2022

Applications for free vouchers for £30-worth of school meals close Tue 6 Dec   Drama, science, sports, arts, crafts and Christmas parties are among the activities Gloucestershire County Council has planned to keep children entertained, fed and active over the Christmas break. Under the...

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Discover fostering this Christmas

1st December 2022

Gloucestershire County Council holds events this weekend and into December   Gloucestershire families interested in fostering can learn more this festive season thanks to free events organised by Gloucestershire County Council. Four council-run fostering events run from Fri 2 Dec to Mon 12...

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Gloucestershire spins out the fundraising for Pudsey

18th November 2022

Children at Barnardo’s Nursery in Finlay (pictured) and fitness manager Tom Perry of Everlast Fitness Clubs were just a few of the Gloucestershire people helping to raise money for the BBC’s Children in Need appeal taking place today and this evening. While Tom is carrying out a 15 hour “spinathon”...

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Local schools take part in Gloucester's Festive Lantern Procession

11th November 2022

Children from six local schools take to Gloucester’s historic streets for a festive lantern procession inspired by the literary illustrations of Sir John Tenniel, original illustrator of several of the 'Alice' stories by Lewis Carroll, on Sat 19 Nov. The event is part of Gloucester...

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Winnie arrives in Cheltenham next year!

4th November 2022

Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre has announced an exciting new musical production of ‘Winnie The Pooh’ with music by the Sherman Brothers and Pooh’s creator A.A. Milne. After a successful 2021 premiere in New York, Milne’s most famous characters Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet,...

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It'll be a ball!

3rd November 2022

Cinderella, a fantastic family treat filled with festive fun, is brought to you by the same team that produced last year’s critically acclaimed production of Beauty and the Beast from Thu 22 Dec-Mon 2 Jan. Join the cast at The Sub Rooms, Stroud, to witness the most famous girl in fairy-tale...

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Samurai Confidence

3rd November 2022

Making friends and bringing communities together through karate is the main focus of Samurai Martial Arts (SMA). This year the club celebrates 21 years of teaching karate to the communities of Gloucester, Cheltenham, and surrounding areas. By combining Japanese etiquette and discipline with the British...

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Enchanted Light Trail at Cotswold Farm Park

27th October 2022

An eternal blizzard of snow and ice has befallen Cotswold Farm Park, with its biggest and best Enchanted Light Trail set to wow visitors this winter. The ever-popular glittering event is guaranteed to become a tradition you will treasure for years to come, with its twinkling sculptures, mythical characters,...

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Read it all about!

21st October 2022

Stroud Book Festival is planning some fantastic events for children and families on 2–6 November 2022. Not to be missed is a welcome return for former Children’s Laureate and storyteller extraordinaire, Julia Donaldson, who along with illustrator Lydia Monks, tells the tale of ‘What...

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A free family day out on the Cotswold canals!

21st October 2022

Families can have a fun, free day out on Wed 26 Oct along a walking trail created by the Cotswold Canals Connected (CCC) project, as well as an open day with guided tours at the charity's Western Depot in Stonehouse, which explains how boats can move uphill. The Flight of Locks walking trail runs...

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Get Creative with The Roses with free half-term sessions!

14th October 2022

Gloucestershire children and young people can enjoy a series of free creative workshops as part of The Roses Theatre’s new Roses Young Creatives (RYC) programme this October half-term. The taster sessions run by the Tewkesbury theatre aim to teach a range of creative skills including acting, singing,...

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Unwrap Gloucestershire this Christmas

7th October 2022

After two years of pandemic-related “famine”, Gloucestershire parents and carers are spoilt for choice this year with a wealth of Christmas activities open to them. A wide range of venues across the county celebrate the festive season include Christmas light trails, Santa’s grottoes,...

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Gloucestershire locals urged to help struggling families on UN food loss day

23rd September 2022

Gloucestershire residents are urged to help their local food banks on Thursday 29 September as part of the United Nations’ International Day of Food Loss and Waste. Foodbanks provide a much-needed to service to people struggling with their daily costs including food. Gloucester Foodbank is one...

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Enchantment at the arboretum

23rd September 2022

Family fun is mushrooming at Westonbirt Arboretum in the next three months with a fungi trail running throughout October and November, as the arboretum reaches its full autumn glory. Simply collect a completely free map of the trail from the Arboretum’s Welcome Building to take part. Additionally,...

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Gloucestershire FA joins local anti-poverty scheme

16th September 2022

Cheltenham families with financial difficulties are now receiving help from the Gloucestershire Football Association (GFA), which has become the 80th local organisation to support the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) community agreement run by Cheltenham Town Council. As part of the scheme, schools, organisations,...

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Samurai Confidence

16th September 2022

Making friends and bringing communities together through karate is the main focus of Samurai Martial Arts (SMA). This year the club celebrates 21 years of teaching karate to the communities of Gloucester, Cheltenham and surrounding areas. By combining Japanese etiquette and discipline with the British...

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Inspiring, engaging, exciting!

9th September 2022

Weekly classes in Dance, Singing and Drama at Stagecoach build confidence, create wonderful friendships and celebrate each child's journey to be everything they can be! Stagecoach Performing Arts offers fun, friendly and inclusive classes in singing, dancing and acting for children aged 4 to 18....

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Discover the history of Gloucester, in Lego!

9th September 2022

“Incredible” Lego models portraying Gloucester’s past are to be displayed at Museum of Gloucester as part of its celebration of the Gloucester History Festival this month. Between Fri 16 Sep and Sun 18 Sep, the museum displays three Lego recreations of parts of the historic city: The...

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Gloucestershire families mourn the death of Her Majesty The Queen

9th September 2022

Tweedy the Clown and Cheltenham Town Hall among the many Gloucestershire institutions paying their respects. Families, schools and charities across Gloucestershire are mourning the death of The Queen following the announcement of her passing yesterday afternoon at Balmoral in Scotland. Councils are...

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The Back to School Edition of Primary Times is on its way

8th September 2022

Look for the new Back to School Edition of Primary Times Gloucestershire in your children’s book bags over the coming week if you haven’t already seen it. It’s packed with exciting ideas for things to do in the county over the September-October term and beyond including multitudes of...

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Gloucestershire Archives for all

25th August 2022

Teachers and parents wishing to explore Gloucestershire history and support children’s learning after the county’s history festival ends on 18 September, can visit a wealth of online resources held by Gloucestershire Archives. These include unique historical documents for both Gloucestershire...

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Explore Heritage in Gloucestershire this September

18th August 2022

Heritage Open Days - England’s largest history and culture festival - return to Gloucestershire between 9 and 18 September. Families across the county can enjoy more than 190 events across Gloucestershire during the 10-day festival and, best of all, they’re all free. These include themed...

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Moreton Show Supports Local Businesses

15th August 2022

The Moreton Show not only provides a brilliant day out for families but also celebrates the British countryside and local businesses from the Cotswolds. The show returns this September on Saturday 3 September. After the show’s highly successful revamp in 2021 the organisers have decided to keep...

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Ukrainian Families Welcomed in the Cotswolds

12th August 2022

Ukrainian families in Upton and the surrounding area enjoyed a range of days out and tours across the Cotswolds this week. These included trips to popular local attractions such as Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park and allowed the families to familiarize themselves with the local area and community...

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Science remixed at Cheltenham Town Hall

11th August 2022

This Sunday, Brainiac Live Remixed comes to Cheltenham Town Hall with science and quite literally explosive fun for all the family. Based on the popular science entertainment TV series of the same name, this show makes science engaging and entertaining by showing you all the science experiments you aren’t...

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Join Just One Tree Day this autumn to help reforest the planet

5th August 2022

Children from hundreds of schools across England, including those of Seend CofE Primary School (pictured) in Melksham, are taking part in a charity non-uniform day on Fri 14 Oct where pupils pay £1 towards planting a tree. Just One Tree Day aims to show children and young people how the smallest...

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Rosary School pupils name Stroud's new road sweeper

5th August 2022

Year 3 children from Rosary School in Stroud have named Stroud’s new electric road sweeper. The children and their teacher Miss Pollard considered several names before deciding to the name the road sweeper Tidy Tim. Stroud councilors Doina Cornell and Chloe Turner chose the name from several...

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Ten play areas get new equipment in revamp

29th July 2022

Families around Cheltenham will soon be able to access new equipment at 10 parks and play areas. The equipment is supplied as part of a £221,000 revamp supported by Cheltenham Borough Council and Up Hatherley Parish Council. The equipment is a mix of new and refurbished play equipment,...

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The Moreton Show returns again this September

29th July 2022

The Moreton Show returns for another year of family fun on Sat 3rd Sep in Moreton-in-Marsh. The show is one of the largest one-day agricultural shows in Britain with more than 20,000 people attending the 2021 show. Located in the 165 acre North Cotswolds site there is much to see and do with the Grand...

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Cheltenham's summer of play

28th July 2022

The Summer of Play returns to Cheltenham this summer with a host of fun events and activities for children and young people. It kicks off with an open access activity day in Pittville Park on Wednesday 3rd August. Children can try out free activities and find out more about what’s on offer throughout...

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Free activities and meals for Gloucestershire families this summer

21st July 2022

Gloucestershire families across can now book onto a wide variety of activities organised by Gloucester County Council’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme. These activities are designed to keep children and young people fit, active and entertained while also giving them healthy meals throughout...

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Milkshake! Monkey comes to Cheltenham with Milkshake! Live

15th July 2022

Enjoy some unforgettable family fun at Cheltenham Town Hall with Milkshake! Live. Join Milkshake! Monkey, two Milkshake! Presenters and some of their friends including Paddington, Noddy and Milo for some amazing songs and dances in this brand-new show. You don’t only get to listen to these songs...

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Everyman's buzzing season

14th July 2022

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, kicks off the summer between 22nd Jul and 6th Aug with ‘Great British Bake: Off The Musical’ a brand new musical comedy created by the producers of the television show, that takes you behind the scenes of the iconic tent. Also, on the schedule is a new adaptation...

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Wild Westonbirt words

7th July 2022

Michael Morpurgo, Cressida Cowell, M.G. Leonard (pictured) and young naturalist Dara McAnulty are among the top names lined up for a brand new children’s book festival inspired by nature. Wild Wonder takes place at Westonbirt Arboretum over the August bank holiday weekend and features a host of...

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Summer 2022 edition of Gloucestershire Primary Times coming soon!

7th July 2022

Look out for the next edition of Gloucestershire Primary Times in your child's book bag in the next week. It's packed with exciting ideas for things to do in the county over the summer holidays including an amazing new exhibition on the Titanic at the Museum of Gloucester. Plus, inspiring features...

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Discover kid's theatre at its best in Stroud

22nd June 2022

‘Horrible Histories’, Roald Dahl and ‘Cinderella’ are all at The Sub Rooms this year History is never more fun than when you learn the things they don’t want to teach you in school. ‘Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors’ is a great family show which charts...

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Run the Rainbow!

9th June 2022

Beware the powdered paint and foam when you take part in the next hilarious fundraising event by Longfield Community Hospice in Minchinhampton! Run the Rainbow, which takes place at Cotswold Airport on Sunday 17 July, invites families to take part in a 5k run, walk or skip to raise money for this wonderful...

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Do you have what it takes to be a Ninja Warrior?

8th June 2022

Tackle this fun-packed course inspired by the hit ITV show, which returns to TV screens for a new series this year. There are obstacles for everyone to enjoy in the ultimate family challenge, including the legendary Warped Wall, based on the original Japanese Ninja Warrior. Ninja Warrior’s range...

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War and Peaceful

8th June 2022

As the Ukraine war reminds us, conflict may be closer than we think, so a performance of Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Private Peaceful’ at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham next month offers a timely way to explain unpleasant realities to children in a way they will understand. Adapted by Simon...

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The Queen’s Baton Relay comes to Cheltenham

1st June 2022

Cheltenham families can look forward to a great family afternoon out on Tue 5 Jul as The Queen’s Baton Relay passes through the town before arriving in Pittville Park. The event forms part of the build up to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, this July. The baton visits The Prince of Wales...

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Newent welcomes parents to Year 5 open morning this July

24th May 2022

Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre takes its responsibility for the education and wellbeing of its students seriously and aims to ensure that, as well as loving school, they’re well-prepared for the future when they’re ready to leave. By then the school wants them to have achieved...

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Everyman has everything!

27th April 2022

From reimagined fairy tales to giants of the Jurassic age, there are shows that will delight children of all ages at Cheltenham Everyman in the coming months. You can be sure there’ll be lots of songs, games and laughter in ‘Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever’ (7-8 May) when the sets out...

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Storm Eunice to close Cirencester Park

17th February 2022

Primary Times has just learnt that the owner of Cirencester Park, the Bathurst Estate, is to close the park to the public from 17.00 hours today Thursday 17th February until further notice due to severe weather from Storm Eunice.  The decision has been taken in the interest of public safety....

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Have your say on new funds for Gotherington community groups

9th February 2022

Following the completion of new homes in Gotherington, nr. Tewkesbury, and payments of more than £160,000 by their developers for investment into the local community, Tewkesbury Borough Council has invited local projects to express their interest in the funding. Groups who would like to apply...

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A mammoth adventure for families and schools

3rd January 2022

Brand new galleries at Corinium Museum take children on a journey from the pre-historic Cotswolds to Roman Cirencester.  Visit Corinium Museum’s brand new Stone Age to Early Roman galleries! When families enter the new galleries they step back into the past, greeted by a huge tusk and teeth...

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HAP spells Happy Christmas for Gloucestershire children

2nd December 2021

Children from across Gloucestershire can sign up for four days of free local activities during the Christmas holidays. Activities include sport, music, dance, science and arts & crafts, with face-to-face sessions at venues in every part of the county. The scheme also offers online activities which...

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King Arthur rides again!

10th November 2021

This year's traditional family panto from The Roses, ‘King Arthur: The Panto!’, will be something truly special, as it’s been specially written for the Tewkesbury theatre by Maurice Gran (the BAFTA-winning writer of ‘Birds of a Feather’ and hit musical ‘Dreamboats...

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Tell us about your forthcoming events!

9th November 2021

List your family events this winter in Gloucestershire Primary Times free of charge! If you're organising a charity fundraiser, an arts and craft event, a workshop, a PTA event for the public, a theatre performance, or anything family or education oriented between 8 December and 18 February, email...

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FREE nature connection programme for schools

3rd November 2021

The World Wildlife Trust (WWT)’s Generation Wild programme, a teaching resource aiming to connect children and families with nature, is now open to schools in disadvantaged areas and aims to reach 45,000 children. Launched this September (see PT Glos Back to School 2021), it includes free school...

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Get cooking, get cool and get an eco-badge!

27th October 2021

Among the famous children’s authors and illustrators appearing at Stroud Book Festival, there are some amazing hidden gems. Your children will have fun and remember what they learn at these three events for the rest of their lives:   GREEN KIDS COOK: GOOD FOR YOU, GOOD FOR THE PLANET Saturday...

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Donate your children’s books to the family book bank!

15th October 2021

Cheltenham’s free book bank scheme, Inspiring Families, is appealing for donations of children’s and teenagers’ books as it relaunches after the pandemic, encouraging families to read at home. The scheme ran for six years up to 2019 and was welcomed by local schools, for giving all...

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October Half Term edition out next week!

15th October 2021

Look out for the October Half Term edition of Gloucestershire Primary Times in your children's book bags in the next week! It's packed with exciting events over the half term and run up to Christmas to help you with your planning including the return of the Snowman to Cheltenham, Stroud Book...

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New dates this weekend for Giffords Circus in Cirencester!

2nd September 2021

Thanks to "unprecedented demand" Giffords Circus has announced six extra shows this weekend for its performance of 'The Hooley' at Stratton Meadows, Cirencester, GL7 2JU. Families can book online at https://giffordscircus.com/location/stratton-meadows/ or by calling the box office...

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Out next week!

1st September 2021

Look out for your printed edition of Primary Times Gloucestershire magazine, Back to School, delivered to Gloucestershire primary schools throughout the week commencing Monday 6 September! Includes: Autumn Adventures - amazing ideas for activities as the leaves start to fall. Cheltenham...

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WWT Slimbridge brings wildlife to Generation Wild

1st September 2021

A new educational programme for schools launched this September sets out to inspire children from a disadvantaged background to reconnect with nature by including free trips to WWT Slimbridge in Gloucestershire as part of a wider teaching package. WWT’s Generation Wild is expected to engage with...

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Cheltenham goes to the movies this weekend

12th August 2021

Enjoy free screenings of family film classics in Imperial Gardens Look out for a series of fabulous free family films this weekend at Cheltenham’s Big Screen in the Gardens, the giant screen erected in the town’s Imperial Gardens, which has been broadcasting the Tokyo Olympics, BBC Proms...

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Discover the lost roar in Cirencester Park this summer!

4th August 2021

An immersive theatrical event aimed at children aged 2 to 10, ‘The Adventures of Lavender and the Lost Roar’, is now running at Cirencester Park until 30 August.  Described as a woodland walk with a difference, the experience allows families and children to become part of the story as...

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Free summer holiday activities for Stroud children

2nd August 2021

Every child in Stroud can now enjoy an extra free summer holiday activity following additional funding for children and families in the district. Among the activities on offer include swimming, gym sessions, fitness classes, DJ sessions, Forest Green Rovers tickets, and visits to Slimbridge Wildfowl...

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Be a Wildword hero with Gloucestershire libraries!

19th July 2021

Gloucestershire libraries are taking part in a national event, led by the Reading Agency,   which aims to encourage children to enjoy reading and visiting their library. Running throughout the summer holidays, until Friday 10 September, the project invites children to borrow at least six...

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Have a crafty summer!

15th July 2021

Taurus Crafts promises a summer holiday of family creativity and fun with activities, an outdoor playground, a Summer Fair and delicious food and drink. The Forest of Dean visitor centre is renowned for its activity programmes, which have run every school holiday for the last 16 years. The programme...

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Out next week!

9th July 2021

Look out for the Summer Holiday edition of Primary Times, delivered to Gloucestershire primary schools throughout the week commencing Monday 12 July! Includes Interview with Julia Donaldson Prizes galore! For your Artytude entries, for Birdland and a brain teaser provided by Cotswold Education. Details...

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Wildlife trust announces summer events

8th July 2021

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust has announced its summer events programme for children and families at Robinswood Hill, Gloucester, starting with Minibeasts and Woodland Wildlife on Tuesday 27 July. Children are invited to learn about the wildlife and invertebrates at the country park, make a bug hotel...

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Cotswold Show postpones until 14 & 15 August

16th June 2021

Following the delay to the easing of lockdown until 19 July, announced by the Prime Minister on Monday, The Cotswold Show has postponed by eight weeks, from early July to Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 August. The show presents a slice of life in the Cotswold countryside, showcasing the crafts,...

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Cats in flowery hats are back!

15th June 2021

Wear A Hat Day with Flowers 2021 returns by popular demand this June. Despite the delay in lifting covid restrictions, Wear A Hat Day with Flowers is still the perfect way to bring your loved ones together in a socially-distanced way and celebrate, while raising funds to help find a cure for...

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Building a bridge to reading

14th June 2021

Bring a Book to Life is a brilliant way to encourage both bookworms and reluctant readers to read for pleasure. Studies show that reading for pleasure makes a big difference to children’s educational performance. Help them along by subscribing to Bring a Book to Life and receive a fabulous book...

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The halls are alive!

3rd June 2021

After having to cancel last year due to the pandemic, Cheltenham Music Festival is back and celebrating with 10 days of performances this July including several aimed at families and schools. As well as performances by famous names such as Martyn Brabbins and BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Dame Sarah...

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A brilliant local history event for kids, THIS AFTERNOON!

2nd June 2021

This afternoon, Gloucestershire Archives is running a free online event for children aged 6 to 13 who would like to share their experiences to add to the county’s official archives for future generations. So much of what we know about the past is from the adult point of view, yet many things have...

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A “roarsome” day at the museum!

2nd June 2021

Need to get the kids out of the house over the rest of the Half Term holiday? The Museum of Gloucester has set up some roarsome fun with its ‘Reggie the Raptor’ Trail Through Time, plus a take-home family craft activity goody bags. Trail sheets and bags are available to buy at reception...

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“Make together” with Taurus Crafts this holiday

25th May 2021

“Welcome Back!” That’s the message that Taurus Crafts is sending out this May Half Term as it invites families to get involved in its socially distanced activity programme. With a new booking system in place for all activities, it can’t wait to see families back on site getting...

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Back to the future!

13th May 2021

Cheltenham Science Festival returns with a mixture of socially-distanced live events, online talks and demos, including a packed Schools and Family programme, with its free, digital Discover Zone. As lockdown eases, Cheltenham Science Festival leads the way in resuming live events, staging an inspiring...

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Postcards from another planet

12th May 2021

Imagine receiving your own personalised postcard from outer space! Well, now an experience almost as exciting is possible thanks to a new series of science-inspired resources, the first of which is PostcardsFromSpace. Friendly junior astronaut Tanno and spacedog Iguda will send your child a personalised...

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Jolene has Artytude!

30th March 2021

Congratulations to Jolene Hopkins, aged 6, from Lydney Church of England Primary School, Gloucestershire, for her fabulous, energetic picture of herself, her friend and her teacher, Mrs Cooke, able to play together for the first time in ages after schools returned. “We pretended we went ‘space...

Deadline this Wednesday for free Easter holiday activities and meal kit applications

22nd March 2021

Gloucestershire Council has secured grants worth £1.5 million to fund a programme of holiday activities and food for schoolchildren eligible for free school meals. Parents entitled to the funded activities this Easter still have until 5pm, Wednesday 24 March to apply to take part. The scheme...

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Cerys and Gregory to host Cheltenham Jazz

18th March 2021

Cheltenham Jazz Festival is to supplement its online events over May Bank Holiday weekend with three nights of live concerts in July (pandemic guidelines allowing). The weekend of free-to-view events streamed on Cheltenham Festivals YouTube channel will be hosted by the festival’s artistic curator,...

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Ladybird artists at heart of new programme as Museum of Gloucester announces road to return

17th March 2021

The Museum of Gloucester has announced its shop, café and the Tourist Information Centre (TIC) are to reopen on 13 April and the wider museum should welcome visitors back on 18 May, government guidance permitting. At the same time, it has announced a change to seasonal opening hours (see below)...

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Giffords to contact ticket-holders as new start for ‘The Hooley’ announced

15th March 2021

The spectacular show promised by Stroud-based Giffords Circus for 2020, ‘The Hooley’, is scheduled to go ahead at last, opening 19 May 2021. The circus has announced that it is busy behind the scenes amending its tour route dates from the original schedule and plans to contact all existing...

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GAME REVIEW Eldrador Creatures

12th March 2021

Problem-solving thrills in a fantastical world “Newbies” coming to Eldrador Creatures for the first time might find the step-by-step approach of this fantastical creatures game, set in four different worlds, slightly complicated compared to the immediate thrills of Minecraft or Roblox....

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Work starts on new air ambulance base

4th March 2021

The Midlands Air Ambulance charity, which serves Gloucestershire and five other neighbouring counties, has started work on a new airbase and headquarters on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border which is expected to significantly benefit patients in the region. The new facility, in planning for more...

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King’s hosts virtual open event this March with “live” visits promised in May

10th February 2021

The King’s School in Gloucester has planned two open events this spring for parents to explore the school either virtually or, if government restrictions allow, in person. The first is a Virtual Whole School Open Morning on Saturday 6 March which features question and answer sessions with pupils,...

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"Beauty" and the bonfire planned for brewery

8th February 2021

We wouldn’t normally be writing about Bonfire Night in February but it’s great news that one much-loved local attraction, Hillside Brewery in Longhope, has had a burst of optimism and scheduled some real live family events for later this year. The first date for your calendar is a “beautifully...

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Activities for Children’s Mental Health Week

1st February 2021

With continued lockdown and home-schooling putting all manner of strains on Gloucestershire families, it’s timely that today marks the start of Children’s Mental Health Week, which runs through to Sunday 7 February. Organised by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, the theme for...

Deadline for Stroud's community grant applications approaches

18th January 2021

Community groups in Stroud have just under two working weeks to apply for covid recovery grants under the government’s Community Resilience and Wellbeing scheme. The grant will support groups which work with their communities to promote aspects of wellbeing such as physical, mental and financial...

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Pupils kept home again as third lockdown announced

4th January 2021

Gloucestershire primary schools will only be open for the children of key workers and vulnerable children from tomorrow, Tuesday 5 January, following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to place England into a third national lockdown. Most pupils will resume home schooling similar to that of...

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Six Gloucestershire Primary Schools announce closures

4th January 2021

Amid national calls by the Labour Party and trades unions to shut primary as well as secondary schools, and widespread concern among teachers and parents about the continued spread of covid, some Gloucestershire primary schools have announced partial closures this morning, 4 January. Littledean Church...

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Gloucestershire’s primary schools stay open in Tier 4

31st December 2020

The government’s decision to move all regions of Gloucestershire into Tier 4 today, 31 December 2020, means the closure of most family attractions in the county until restrictions are lifted. However, Gloucestershire’s primary schools are expected to reopen as normal for the start of...

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Peter Pan will fly into your living room this Christmas

9th December 2020

Families and schools eager to enjoy an original Gloucestershire-grown Christmas panto in the comfort of their own home should (virtually) visit The Barn Theatre in Cirencester, which has announced its one man production of Peter Pan starring Waylon Jacobs, available for streaming live over the festive...

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The naughty elves could lead you to a £200 John Lewis voucher

30th November 2020

The naughty elves have escaped and they’re hiding in windows around Painswick! If you buy the map to find them, you could win a £200 gift voucher from John Lewis. The Painswick Naughty Elf Trail, organised by Friends of The Croft School, aims to raise its annual £10,000 target to improve...

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Experience an enchanted wonderland at Cotswold Farm Park

18th November 2020

An exciting outdoor family event is planned at Cotswold Farm Park this December, when the latest lockdown is scheduled to end. The Enchanted Light Trail from Thursday 3 November to Monday 4 January promises to show you the farm park near Guiting Power, run by Adam Henson of the BBC’s ‘Countryfile’...

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Christmas dinner boost for Stroud’s hungry

17th November 2020

The Long Table, a social enterprise dedicated to delivering meals to people who need them, has teamed up with Stroud District Council to create 3,000 Christmas dinners over the next three weeks for anyone at risk of going hungry over the festive period, including those self-isolating. The organisation...

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Giant advent calendar of children’s to celebrate kindness at Christmas

12th November 2020

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) charity, which works to help the estimated 4,300 children living in poverty in the city, has teamed up with two local business and marketing bodies to create a giant advent calendar of children’s art, coinciding with World Kindness Day on 13 November. Forming...

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New guide to grammar entrance out now

5th November 2020

New guide to grammar entrance out now Cotswold Education has published a new book on the application and entrance process for Gloucestershire Grammar Schools ahead of September 2022 entry. Covering topics including the application process, teaching your own child, motivating and supporting your child,...

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Fireworks events cancelled

4th November 2020

We promised to update you on fireworks displays throughout the autumn but, sadly, the new lockdown imposed this week means that all public fireworks and bonfire events have had to be cancelled.  Unfortunately, even the drive-in event on 10 November at Cheltenham Racecourse, which promised to...

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Two schools pioneer School Streets this November

22nd October 2020

Two Gloucestershire primary schools have been chosen to take part in a pilot scheme, School Streets, designed to prioritise those walking or cycling on the school run over those using cars. From Monday 2 November, areas outside Warden Hill Primary School in Cheltenham and Tewkesbury C of E Primary School...

Cotswolds arts centre receives CRF award

18th October 2020

The Cirencester-based, arts, education and crafts centre New Brewery Arts has been awarded £126,900 funding from the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to face the challenges of the pandemic and secure a sustainable future. The centre hosts regular craft and art exhibitions...

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Trip the light fantastic this Christmas!

15th October 2020

The Three Counties Showground in Malvern has just announced a brand new outdoor light illuminations trail, Malvern Winter Glow, which runs from Wednesday 9 December to Sunday 3 January, providing local parents and children with some much-needed relief over the winter holiday period. The event will...

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Hardwicke Early Years open day coming up!

16th July 2020

Newly re-named Hardwicke Early Years, Hardwicke Playgroup is moving to Hardwicke Parochial Primary Academy in Quedgeley, Gloucester, this September and holds an open day on Monday 20th July. New opening times are Monday-Friday (term time only), morning sessions (9am-12 noon) and afternoon (12...

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Discover Cheltenham Music Festival online

30th June 2020

Although Cheltenham Music Festival this July has been cancelled, its spirit lives on in an online celebration which is available on the festival website from Saturday 4 July. Cheltenham Music Festival: Replay highlights some of the innovative features of the classical music event, including a discussion...

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Birdland to reopen in time for early summer

12th June 2020

The latest Gloucestershire open air visitor attraction to bounce back as lockdown eases, Birdland will open its doors to the public on Monday 22 June. The Bourton-on-the-Water park in the Cotswolds is home to England’s only large grouping of king penguins, as well as a huge range of other...

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Slimbridge Wetland Centre: The reopening starts here!

11th June 2020

Tickets to a reopened Slimbridge can now be booked in advance! Slimbridge Wetland Centre is among the first Gloucestershire wildlife and visitor attractions to reopen as the government eases its lockdown to control the coronavirus pandemic. Implementing full social distancing and other safety...

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Bringing the science all back home

1st June 2020

With socially distanced explosions, quantum chocolate and hands-on experiments at home, The Cheltenham Science Festival is back in (nearly) all its glory from Tuesday 2 June. It promises a week of extraordinary online activities for children aged 7 and over. Marieke Navin had already printed the...

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Birdland’s penguins are unruffled by lockdown

26th May 2020

Families can enjoy the king penguins’ antics on the Birdland 24-hour webcam England’s only breeding colony of king penguins appears unruffled as they get on with life during lockdown at Birdland Park & Gardens in the Cotswolds. The famously flightless birds appear to be taking...

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Cheltenham Science Festival goes online for a feast of brain-teasing fun

19th May 2020

With schools still likely to have limited opening and many pupils still home schooling this June, parents, teachers and kids will be delighted that the much-loved Cheltenham Science Festival returns for six days of online fun, education and stimulation from Tuesday 2 to Sunday 7 of June. The annual...

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New food bank steps up to the plate for Cheltenham families

7th May 2020

A food bank established just six weeks ago has already responded to over 1,000 requests for help from families in Cheltenham. The Springbank Community Food Bank was set up by a group of volunteers in response to the Coronavirus crisis and has delivered food to 1,246 adults and 806 children all over...

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Mayor launches support for Cheltenham food banks

23rd April 2020

As food banks in Cheltenham have suffered a drop in donations since the Coronavirus lockdown began, the Mayor of Cheltenham, councillor Roger Whyborn, has announced a new fund to support them. The Mayor’s Food Bank Fund will provide much-needed funding to outlets including Cheltenham Food Bank,...

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